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Department Name

School Psychologist

How I Help Students in La Crescent Schools

  • Work with students from birth through 9th grade
  • Work with teachers, parents, and administrators to understand child development and how it affects learning and behavior
  • Promote positive mental health and a safe and effective learning environment for all
  • Conduct evaluations in the areas of academics, cognitive strengths and weaknesses, emotional and social
    development, and functional skills
  • Provide information to parents and teachers related to behavior management , social skills, study skills, different learning styles or a variety of topics.
  • Work with students in skill building activities- for example social and friendship skills
  • Present information to groups on a variety of topic areas
  • Help plan and support positive behavior intervention plans for individual students
  • Help and support students, school staff, and families deal with crises situations

General information about school psychology

What is a School Psychologist?

School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, and emotionally. They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school.
School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education. They must complete a minimum of a Specialist-level degree program (60 graduate semester credits). School psychologists must be certified and/or licensed by the state in which they work.
What School Psychologists Do
School psychologists work to find the best solution for each student and situation; they use different strategies to address student needs and to improve school and district-wide support systems.
School psychologists work with students individually and in groups. They also develop programs to train teachers and parents about effective teaching and learning strategies, techniques to manage behavior at home and in the classroom, working with students with disabilities or with special talents, addressing abuse of drugs and other substances, and preventing and managing crises.
Information taken from:

The National Association of School Psychologists:
Suite 402, 4340 East West Highway,
Bethesda, MD 20814;
(301) 657-0270;


La Crescent Elementary School:
Mon, Thurs, and Fridays
Phone: 507-895-5140

La Crescent Middle & High School:
Tuesday & Wednesday
Phone: 507-895-5380